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Motorcyclist Dead After Colliding With Jeep in Long Island Accident

A man died in a Long Island accident after his motorcycle collided with a jeep.

The accident occurred on the evening of Tuesday, April 7 in Mastic. According to Suffolk County Police, a 31-year-old woman from Manorville was driving her 2006 Jeep Liberty heading south on Mastic Road, when she turned left on to Eleanor Avenue, directly into the path of a pair of motorcycles operated by a 31-year-old man and a 35-year-old man.

The motorcycle operated by the 31-year-old man collided with the jeep. The other motorcyclist attempted to stop, and fell off the motorcycle before it collided with the wreckage. Both motorcycles caught fire and were fully engulfed in flames. The motorcyclist who was in the collision was rushed to Long Island Community Hospital in East Patchogue, but was ultimately pronounced dead of his injuries. The other motorcyclist sustained minor injuries and was treated at the same hospital. The driver of the Jeep and her passenger were uninjured.

Right of way accidents common with motorcycles

One of the most common types of motorcycle accidents is the right of way accident, in which a vehicle fails to yield the right of way to a motorcyclist. The most common situation is when a driver turns left into the path of a motorcyclist, often because they did not see the motorcyclist coming.

Motorcyclists are smaller and therefore a little easier to miss than other vehicles on the road, but it is still the responsibility of all drivers to carefully scan to make sure the way is clear before they proceed with a turn or with passing through an intersection.

If you have been injured in a motorcycle accident caused by a negligent driver, contact an experienced personal injury attorney at Jakubowski, Robertson, Maffei, Goldsmith & Tartaglia LLP to file a claim and seek compensation for your losses.